About

Charlie and Rebecka, a.k.a The DecaVitas, or the DecaVita Sisters, are world-renowned dancers specializing in authentic Swing and Jazz Age dances. They have been teaching, performing and competing together since 2006 and are today among the top names in the international Swing Dance scene. Charlie and Rebecka are hailing from Stockholm, Sweden but they spend a lot of time on the road and have worked on six continents in more than 25 countries. The DecaVitas have won several major competitions, are founders of performance troups in both Sweden and the US and have many years of experience in coaching and choreographing group routines. Together they are known for their dynamic, creative and unique dance style. As two of the most liked and yearned for Charleston and Lindy Hop instructors world wide, Charlie and Rebecka strive to teach great technique in a way that is positive, coherent and productive. They particularly value the art of leading and following, believing that leaders and followers require equal amount of information in the classroom to create the best possible connection on the dance floor. 

 

In 2016 The DecaVitas entered a new era in their lives as professional dancers. Charlie and Rebecka decided to focus more on performance and the artistic aspect of the dances that they love and they decided to stop competing. In 2018 they produced their first full length show Ritz Hotel, followed by the award winning show Crystal Club in 2019, Alice In Vintageland in 2021 and Vaudeville - An All-Star Vintage Spectacle in 2022. The DecaVita Sisters are constantly learning, creating and developing their dance with endless curiosity and conviction that there is more to be discovered! 


Competition Titles

1st place - Camp Jitterbug 2016 (Showcase), Seattle US

3rd place - Camp Jitterbug 2016 (Strictly Lindy), Seattle US

2nd place - Canadian Swing Championships 2016 (Strictly Lindy), Montreal Canada

3rd place - Canadian Swing Championships 2016 (Showcase), Montreal Canada

3rd place - Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown Battle 2015, New Orleans US

Finalists - Camp Hollywood 2015 (Collegiate Shag), Los Angeles US

Finalists - Camp Hollywood 2015 (Strictly Lindy), Los Angeles US

1st place - Montreal Swing Riot 2015 (Couples Battle), Montreal Canada

3rd place - Montreal Swing Riot 2015 (Showcase), Montreal Canada

Finalists - Montreal Swing Riot 2015 (Advanced J n J), Montreal Canada

3rd place - Camp Jitterbug 2015 (J n J), Seattle US (Rebecka w Amanda Marchand)

Finalists - Camp Jitterbug 2015 (Strictly Lindy), Seattle US

4th place - Camp Hollywood 2014 (Strictly Lindy), Los Angeles US

4th place - Camp Hollywood 2014 (Classic Lindy), Los Angeles US

Finalist - Camp Hollywood 2014 (Advanced J n J), Los Angeles US (Rebecka w Heather Ballew)

Finalist - Camp Hollywood 2014 (Advanced J n J), Los Angeles US (Charlie w Stephen Sayer)

Finalists - International Lindy Hop Championships 2014 (All Star Strictly), Washingon DC US

3rd place - Beantown Camp 2014 (Strictly), Boston US

3rd place - Camp Jitterbug 2014 (J n J), Seattle US (Charlie w Soochan Lee)

4th place Camp Jitterbug 2014 (Strictly), Seattle US

3rd place - Hellzapoppin' Competition, Frankie100 2014, New York City US

2nd place - Canadian Swing Championships 2014 (Showcase), Montreal Canada

2nd place - Canadian Swing Championships 2014  (Strictly Lindy), Montreal Canada

Finalists - Canadian Swing Championships 2014 (Strictly Balboa), Montreal Canada (Charlie w Freddie Karlbom)

Finalists - Canadian Swing Championships 2014 (J n J Big Money), Montreal Canada

3rd place - Snowball 2013 (Showcase), Stockholm Sweden

Finalist - Snowball 2012 (J n J), Stockholm Sweden (Charlie)

1st place - Nevermore Jazz Ball 2012, S:t Louis US (Rebecka w Miranda Longaker)
3rd place - Nevermore Jazz Ball 2012, S:t Louis US (Charlie) 
3rd place - Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown Battle 2012, New Orleans US
Finalists - Rhythm City Mess Around 2012, Vancouver Canada
2nd place - Herräng Battle 2012, Herräng Sweden
Finalists - European Swing Dance Championships 2012 (Open Strictly), Barcelona Spain
1st place - Stockholm Open 2012, Stockholm Sweden (Charlie w Fredrik Dahlberg) 
1st place - Midwest Lindy Fest 2011 (Strictly Lindy), Minneapolis US
1st place - Midwest Lindy Fest 2011 (J n J), Minneapolis US (Charlie w Andrew Hsi)
1st place - Lindy Bout 2011 - The Lindy Hop Championships in Western Canada (Strictly), Vancouver Canada
1st place - Lindy Bout 2011 - The Lindy Hop Championships in Western Canada (Showcase), Vancouver Canada
1st place - Lindy Bout 2011 - The Lindy Hop Championships in Western Canada (Slow), Vancouver Canada

2nd place - Lindy Bout 2011 - The Lindy Hop Championships in Western Canada (Strictly Balboa), Vancouver Canada (Charlie)
3rd place - Crazy Rhythm Challenge 2010, Toulouse France
1st place Stockholm Open 2010 (Charlie) 
Finalists - Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown 2010, New Orleans US
Finalist - Snowball 2010, Stockholm Sweden (Charlie w Andreas Olsson)
1st place - The Harvest Moon Ball at The Killer Diller Weekend 2009, Seattle US
Finalists - Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown 2009, New Orleans US 
Finalists - The Battle at Jazz Jam 2009, Stockholm Sweden 
1st place Stockholm Open 2009 (Rebecka)
1st place - Sweden Balboa Weekend 2008, Stockholm Sweden (Charlie)
3rd place - Sweden Balboa Weekend 2007, Uppsala Sweden (Charlie)

Dance Festivals

Some of the bigger international dance festivals that The DecaVitas have headlined:
 Lindy Academy, London UK        
 Ritz Winter Hop, Vaasa Finland      
 Dragon Swing, Krakow Poland     
 Bristol Swing Festival, Bristol UK  
 Spring Fling, Edmonton Canada     
 Lindy on Track, Krakow Poland     
 Goodnight Sweetheart International Swing Dance Camp, Hertfordshire UK
 Hanse Hop, Hamburg Germany     
 The Lindy Club, London UK          
 Halloween Swing Camp, Stockholm Sweden     
 HepCat Lindy Hop Weekend, Malmö Sweden     
 Calpe Swing Fiesta, Calpe Spain          
 YYC Flight Jam, Calgary Canada     
 Festiv'alan Swing, Toulouse France            
 Säntis Hop, Teufen Switzerland        
 600 Minutes of Swing, St Andrews UK 
 Black Forest Hop, Freiburg Germany          
 University Of Swing, Edinburgh UK          
 Crazy Swing Camp, Belgium 
 Malmö Spring Jump, Malmö Sweden      
 Winter Swing Weekend, Edinburgh UK   
 Swing Around The Clock, Geneva Switzerland     
 Hullzapoppin', Hull UK          
 Spring Out, Hannover Germany        
 Swing Revolution, Leeds UK          
 University of Swing, Edinburgh UK        
 U Town Swing Camp, Uppsala Sweden     
 Footloose Swing Fest, Alicante Spain     
 Midwinter Swing Festival, Dunedin New Zealand     
 Queensland Swing Festival, Brisbane Australia   
 Swing Ohne Senf, St Gallen Switzerland        
 Swing Around The Clock, Geneva Switzerland     
 Sideways, Lucerne Switzerland        
 Oxford Swing Festival, Oxford UK          
 Rockin' In Rhythm, Singapore     
 Lindy in the Sky, Liverpool UK     
 Another Lindy Hop Festival (ALF), Trondheim Norway        
 Swing Sanctuary, Cambridge UK        
 LHAIF, Lindy Hop Argentina Festival, Buenos Aires Argentina    
 Tokyo Lindy Hop Festival, Tokyo Japan    
 Osaka Swing, Osaka Japan
 Hepcat´s Fever, Sao Paulo, Brasil
 Swing Dom, Utrecht Netherlands 
 Festival Solo Jazz, Córdoba Spain   
 Rennesbow Swing Festival, Rennes France